Category Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

The Wharf Pub ~ Edgartown

The Wharf Restaurant Pub Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts

Owned and operated by the Coogan family since 2004, the Wharf restaurant and Pub is located at the bottom of Main Street in downtown Edgartown.  Behind separate entrances, you’ll find two distinct sides to this establishment.  Behind the door marked “the Pub”, you’ll find a long, narrow, wood-paneled bar, frequented by locals and seasonal visitors...

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Dock Street Coffee Shop ~ Edgartown

Hungry Native Dock Street Coffee Shop Diner Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Sign

Sandwiched between a bike rental shop and the Black Dog Home Goods store in downtown Edgartown, the Dock Street Coffee Shop has long been an Island institution.  This tiny diner only seats eighteen people at the counter, so there can be a line.  That said, things move pretty fast at Dock Street and once one...

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Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair West Tisbury Horse Cart Show

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair first started in 1859. It features numerous attractions, from horse and tractor pulls, to circus performers and carnival rides.  Farm animals are displayed and judged and there is a giant exhibit hall full of crafts, art and vegetables.  Bands play throughout the day and people test their luck at...

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Détente ~ Edgartown

Detente Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Food Blog

Nestled in the back of Nevin Square in downtown Edgartown, Détente isn’t a place that you are likely to stumble upon, but it is more than worth the effort of tracking it down.  The restaurant has both upstairs and downstairs dining rooms, an outside patio and an eight-seat soapstone bar.  The menu features an abundance...

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State Road Restaurant ~ West Tisbury

State Road Restaurant West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts charcuterie

Simply named for its address, State Road is one only of a handful of restaurants operating in the surprisingly undeveloped (for The Vineyard, at least) town of West Tisbury.  They are open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday, and serve dinner seven nights a week.  Approaching the restaurant from the parking lot, the first...

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Picnicking on Martha’s Vineyard

Hungry Native Vineyard Gazette Vineyard Haven Picnic Net Result

As summer turns the corner from July to August, it’s easy to find yourself yearning for a respite from the high temperatures, traffic and long lines of the hectic summer season. A picnic can be a great way to slow down, appreciate your surroundings and remember why so many people choose to visit, or make...

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Lobster Rolls at the Grace Church, Vineyard Haven

Lobster Rolls Grace Church Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard has no shortage of places to buy lobster rolls, but none of them are quite like The Grace Church.  Starting in May and running through September, the church opens its doors between 4:30pm and 7:30pm every Friday, selling lobster rolls, hot dogs and slices of pie. The lobster rolls are the main attraction,...

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Biscuits, Oak Bluffs

Biscuits Southern Food Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard

Biscuits is a seasonal restaurant situated across from the Oak Bluffs harbor on Lake Avenue.  While open for lunch, their real specialty is southern diner style breakfast.  Seating in the small restaurant is limited, and they are often busy on the weekends, so get there early or expect to wait in line for breakfast.  The...

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Chicken Liver Paté ~ Savory or Sweet

Chicken Liver Paté Reliable Martket Martha's Vineyard

Here at Hungry Native, opinions on chicken liver paté vary.  KD really loves the stuff, while EA usually tries to avoid it.  After a few less than successful attempts at making paté at home, and some bad restaurant experiences, KD has discovered two different recipes that have worked out well, and left friends and family,...

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The Little House Café, Vineyard Haven

Located at 339 State Road, the newly opened Little House Café is a small eatery operating out of the building that formerly housed Tisbury Antiques.  They are open Monday through Sunday, serving breakfast and lunch. For such a “little house” it is a beautiful open space with about ten tables, hard wood floors and lots...

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Tilton’s Glory ~ Island Cook Book 1924

Island Cook Book Martha's Vineyard 1924 Hospital

KD came across this cookbook while looking through her grandmother’s bookshelf. It belonged to KD’s great-grandmother, Rosalie Tilton Spence, daughter of famous schooner captain Zeb Tilton.and his wife, Edith Mayhew.  It was published in 1924, “for the benefit of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital”, which first opened in 1922. Carefully thumbing through the tattered, coverless book,...

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The Newes Pub, Edgartown

The Newes from America Pub Edgartown Martha's Vineyard

We’re happy to see that The Newes from America has brought back it’s “Wee Bites” menu.  It’s always nice to be able to order 4 or 5 items without looking like total gluttons (which we are). The McDermont Slider is just what it sounds like, a mini McDonald’s cheeseburger clone.  Well, not exactly like McDonald’s,...

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